How to breathe life into new innovations in Europe? And what will be the impact of “big data” on personalized therapy and preventive medicine? Those are the kind of questions at the focus of the official evening reception for the “LABVOLUTION with BIOTECHNICA” exhibition. Two keynotes and a get-together in a relaxed atmosphere will bring together some 300 invited guests from government, business and research on the night of the first day of the show. The European flagship fair for innovative lab equipment and laboratory workflow optimization is being held this year from 16 to 18 May in the new Hall 19/20 at the Hannover Exhibition Center. The evening program – held in the New York facility room in the conference area of the new exhibition hall – will be kicked off by words of welcome from the host, Dr. Andreas Gruchow, a member of the Deutsche Messe Managing Board, as well as from a high-ranking representative of the German state of Lower Saxony, Daniela Behrens, Undersecretary in the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport.